The breathtaking Alps span the borders of several European countries, and this vacation gives you the opportunity to see the best of the alpine region. Begin in Bavaria’s capital, Munich, and see how the landscape changes from flatland to gentle hills to magnificent mountains. Visit King Ludwig’s rococo Linderhof Castle and cross the border into Austria to overnight in Innsbruck. From Tyrol, travel via the Grossglockner Pass to the majestic Dolomites, now a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. See quaint villages, imposing peaks, and enchanting forests, and learn about the alpine culture. Journey through South Tyrol and to Engadine National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world. Stay in St. Moritz and enjoy leisure time. Experience the scenic Bernina Express train, which returns you to Italy, and skirt the blue shores of Lake Como. Visit Turin (Torino), recent host of the Winter Olympics. Back in Switzerland, visit car-free Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, then ride on the Glacier Express train to Andermatt. Rejoin your motorcoach and travel to Lake Lucerne for an overnight. Experience Interlaken and Berne (capital of Switzerland), and conclude your grand adventure in Zürich.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Munich, Linderhof Castle, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Lucerne, Interlaken
MUNICH AREA Holiday Inn Express Airport (ST) or Achat South (ST)INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls or Alpinpark (F) or Alphotel (F) or Ramada Tivoli (ST)CORTINA D’AMPEZZO Villa Argentina (ST) or Concordia Parc (ST)BOLZANO Four Points by Sheraton (F)ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (F)LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at MezzegraTURIN NH Ambasciatori (F)TÄSCH Matterhorn Resort (ST)LUCERNE AREA Drei Könige (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST) or Ibis (ST) at KriensZÜRICH Novotel City West (F)
Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Bernina Express train St. Moritz-Tirano; Alpine train Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch; Glacier Express train Zermatt-Andermatt